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WOOD LATHE REPLACEMENT MOTOR

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Hello, 

 

My grandfather gave me all of his wood turning tools that he brought with him from overseas before moving to the greatest country, America. I’m wanting to fix up the wood lathe. Do you guys have any 1hp+ motor(s) suggestions? I have even noticed folks using motors from other types of equipment to run lathe. I’m hoping to stick around $200 range.

 

thank you! 

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Which lathe it it?  1/3 or 1/2 HP motors were common on the smaller lathes such as the old Sears tube style lathes.

 

Wish you would sign in to the forum and stay a while.  We would be glad to have you and you could ask away in the Turning Forum.

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Try Grainger but like Toad said you need to look at the old motor to determine which motor to use.

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The tag on the old motor should show the direction of rotation, rpm's, hp,.  Be sure to measure the shaft with calipers in both Metric and Imperial, the motor base size is usually called out on the tag for the bolt hole arrangement.

Might want to take a picture on  your phone of the name plate to show to the guy behind the counter.

Herb

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